Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!

    It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!! Let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  
The winner of the Hello Sunshine Jelly Roll  from Green Fairy Quilts is . . .   Number #280  . . . Congrats mindilina!  I have messaged you :)  
 


      
And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop .    Did you know that Jamie makes a new Lou Lou Bundle every Tuesday . . . a Lou Lou Bundle is 8 fat quarters curated by Jamie and they are always gorgeous!  I love this new St. Patty's Greens Bundle   And be sure to also check out all of Lou Lou's  Great Spring Cleaning Sale,  bolts are being marked down daily   And use code "FreeShipFeb" for Free Shipping on all orders.    Such Fun Shopping :)  

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for some shopping goodness!!  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is offering one lucky reader a $25.00 Gift Certificate perfect to use on anything in the store, including the awesome Lou Lou Bundle pictured above!!  Just perfect!!!!



You have two entry chances here on the blog, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.   Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me what is your least favorite Spring Cleaning chore??  

 ENTRY 2 - Lets show Lou Lou's Fabric Shop some Love!!!!   You can follow them on   FacebookTwitterPinterest, or Instagram.  Or you can follow their blog or  visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Lou Lou's Fabric Shop Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, March 2nd, when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

You can also pop over to my Instagram and/or Facebook to enter there as well :)  

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Monday, February 22, 2021

Timberland Mountain Lullaby Quilt!!

 So you all might recall, one of my new favorite places to sew is at Barbara and Bob's cabin.   It is just so incredible peaceful and the last time I was there, I was thinking the beds needed some more "mountain-ish" quilts.   I mean, of course every bed has a homemade quilt on it, but most of them are a little more "girly".   So when I saw the new Timberland Line from Riley Blake Designs, I knew it was just perfect for the Cabin!!!   And wouldn't you agree, isn't this new Timberland Mountain Lullaby quilt just a perfect Cabin Quilt ;)  


I mean, how can it not be perfect with these prints from Timberland!!!   Mountains, Trees, Forest Animals, Fur, and Tracks . . . and all in beautiful neutral tones!!!  It is just gorgeous :) 


And I knew just the perfect pattern for these prints!!!   What better design to showcase large amazing prints and a special pop fabric then my Moroccan Lullaby Pattern with a twist ;)   I always wondered what this Happy Quilting Pattern would look like with a print in the center of the blocks instead of the background . . .  Well now I know, and the answer is stunning!!!   It looks like a totally different design and I just love it ;)     In fact, I loved it so much, I even made sure all my directions for the corner points lined up, and that is huge for me as I never worry about directional fabric!!!   But it gave it the perfect finish.  

Well, that and the amazing pop of that gold fabric!!!   I knew it would just be perfect for the crosshatching and add in the beautiful Shades Asphalt Outline and Shades Burlap Background, and well, it just makes my smile!!!   I don't think there could be a more perfect quilt for the cabin.   And I got the best compliment this morning when my 18 year old son asked " Can that quilt go on the bed I sleep in at the cabin, it is awesome!!"  Yup, you better believe I said Absolutely!!! 

I even kept with the cabin theme when I quilted it as I did an all over woodgrain design.   I haven't quilted this design in a long time and I forgot how much fun it was!!!  I also loved how fast the Infinity quilted and how well it handled the back and forth of the design.  Sure love that new machine.  I quilted it with a gold thread and love how it pops on the blacks and greys ;)  So fun!!!  

And I just love how this dense quilting design makes for some incredible texture.   Doesn't that just make you want to snuggle right up in this quilt :)  And believe me, we were up at the cabin recently, and snuggling up in quilts in front of the fireplace is just so great after playing outside in the snow ;)   


I am just so happy with how this quilt turned out!!  I can's wait to take it up to it's new home at the cabin.   And now I am totally on the lookout for more "cabin" fabric so I can make all the Mountain Quilts!!!


Thanks for popping in today and sharing this new finish with me.   

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!!  


Oh, and side note . . . I am wondering and would love your opinion.  Obviously, I made quite a few alterations to the Moroccan Lullaby pattern with fabric placement and borders and it totally changes the look of the pattern.   And of course, that meant quilty math (which you all know I love :)   But I am wondering if you love it as well . . .  Is that something you all would do with your own Morrocan Lullaby pattern, or would you rather just have me work on a Morrocan Lullaby 2 pattern with these changes??   Just wondering if it would be worth the cost to you??   Thanks for your help :)  



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Friday, February 19, 2021

Family Vacation

So this last week was amazing!!!   We were so incredibly blessed to get away from the cold and snow, and take a little family vacation to Maui, Hawaii.   We were there for a week and I already want to go back.  It was just a slice of heaven :)

The kids are getting older and so that makes traveling so much easier and more enjoyable.   We knew this was going to be our last family vacation (with everyone there)  for a while because Spencer has just turned 18 and he plans to serve a 2 year mission for our church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint's)  as soon as he graduates and then head off to college.   So of course, we tried to make this last one super memorable.   We had planned a cruise last summer and after it was cancelled tried over Christmas, but of course, it was cancelled as well.  So Hawaii it was, and boy did we have fun!!!

Of course, we did a whole lot of beach time!!  We visited 5 different beaches and the kids had so much fun in the sand and the surf.  They even tried snorkeling and saw fish and some turtles ;)  We also hiked a lot along cliffs, to a blow hole, and some natural pools.  I have to say, I was falling asleep at 8 each night, as they were so happy to just keep doing more and wore me out each day ;) 


And our big adventure of the trip was a Zip Line tour through the jungle.   And oh my, it was fun!!!  This kids are so adventurous, they were going off the platforms, spinning,  backwards, and even upside down.  It was a favorite for everyone.   And as you can see, there are two extra's in this picture.  Those are my parents and I am so happy they came along with us.   My dad was in Maui for a summer when he was 18 picking pineapples and hadn't been back since.   It was so fun to watch him relive so many memories and share them with my kids!!!!  


What a wonderful trip!!   And now we are back, and after doing a mountain of laundry yesterday, I am pretty much all caught up.  Which is good, because today is another Celebration!!!   Today is my Sweetheart's birthday and I am making his favorite pecan pies ;)    Happy Birthday Jacob!!!


Oh, and one last high note from our trip, which actually happened on the way back.   Remember how I said my son is getting ready to serve a mission, well somewhere over the ocean, he got his call.  He had checked his email before we left Hawaii and nothing.  Then he checked it when we landed at our layover in San Francisco and he had that email we have all been waiting for :)   We found a semi-quiet spot in the airport, zoomed in our family and friends, and opened the email.   He will be serving in the Frankfurt Germany mission, and starts his training in the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah on July 14th.   Just wow!!!   We are so proud of his decision to serve and know he will be a wonderful missionary.     So ya, so glad to get that last family vacation in (we already had a summer one planned with friends on July 15th, to funny!!!) before he goes.  


So I am off to see if I can do a little sewing before the birthday celebrations begin.

Thanks all for popping in and sharing a more family oriented post with me :)

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!








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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day on Wednesday!!

    It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!! Let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  
The winner of the Cider Jelly Roll  from Fat Quarter Shop is . . .   Number #805  . . . Congrats quiltbaker!  I have messaged you :)  
       
 
And on to today's
Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Green Fairy Quilts.  Green Fairy Quilts is your home for pre-cut goodness and they always have amazing sales going on every weekend on a selected pre-cut or notion!!!   And did you know that Green Fairy Quilts has a Deal of The Day, I just love these!!!    And right now, Green Fairy has an amazing Yardage Sale, with 30-50% off all yardage, including Bella Solids and Wide Backs!!  Time to stock up ;)  

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts will be giving one lucky reader this adorable Hello Sunshine Jelly Roll!!    Oh, this would just make the cutest quilt!!!  

You have two entry chances here on the blog, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.   Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me what you like better, Summer Sun or Winter Snow :)

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Green Fairy Quilts love.   You can Sign up for their Newsletter which I highly recommend as it will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales!!  You can follow them on Instagram or Facebook,  or you can visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Green Fairy Quilt Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, February 23rd, when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

You can also pop over to my Instagram and/or Facebook to enter there as well :)  

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Terrific. . . Wait for it :)

 Terrific Tuesday will be on Wednesday this week :). See ya tomorrow!

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Twinkle Toes Start

 So you might recall, I was trying to decide whether to make a quilt or a table runner from December Sew Sampler fabrics . . . well, I decided on a quilt and got to cutting!!! I had 42 squares total between the two Lori Holt Petite Bundles, and managed to cut some 5 extra 2 1/2" squares from each 10" square as well.   Double bonus :)  I will have to add a border on the quilt to make it lap size, but that's fun and quick.   


And when I finished cutting the Lori Holt squares,  I remembered I had planned to used my Red Barn Christmas scraps from the quilt I shared Friday to make a Christmas Table Runner.   So, yup, more cutting!!!   And again, more bonus 2 1/2" scrap squares.   


And I had so much fun cutting, I just couldn't stop.   So I grabbed my Sparkle Star Foundation Paper and whipped up the first 4 blocks.   These will be for the 4 corners.  I didn't have time to sew more, but  I was just so happy to see how fun and cute these first 4 blocks were.


I am hoping it won't be long before I am sharing some Sparkle Star and Twinkle Toes finishes :)   And yippee for more paper piecing practice!!

How about you . . . do you feel confident paper piecing or like me, are you looking for a little practice??  I still plan on working on this Paper Piecing quilt (although not as Leader/Enders)  as well, which are also not to difficult and will be some great practice ;)

Let the paper piecing fun commence!!!  

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Starlite Sampler Quilt!!

 I have one more secret sewing project to share this week that I made for my good friends at Moda Fabrics ;)   And this was one of those super fun ones where the turn around is super fast (like fabric arrives on Monday Evening and quilt is mailed back on Thursday Evening :)   And it's Christmas!!!   I think my favorite Christmas Designer is Sweetwater, (I just love how they always incorporate black!!)  so I was super excited to get to make their Starlite Sampler Quilt using their newest Christmas line, Red Barn Christmas!!!  

And at first glance, this quilt looks like it is oh so much piecing, but never fear, all of those red and green adorable blocks are part of a panel!!!   So really it's just some fussy cutting fun and then some Applique blocks!!!   And you all know how I just love Applique ;)    I finished these with machine stitching in black, and I just love how it adds to the charm of this quilt!!!  Isn't it just so fun!!! 

And when it came time to quilt it, I went all out!!!  I stitched echoed paisley's in the border, wishbones in the sashing, and pebbles in the background of the applique blocks.   Then on the panel blocks, I did some super fun custom quilting!!!   Each block is quilted differently.   I took inspiration from the shapes in the blocks and then just let the quilting take it away.  Yup, the quilting took me longer than the piecing, but it was oh so worth it.    It turned out so cute and I just love it!!  

These are a few of my favorites.   It didn't photograph well on the white, but you can see the design in the red and green.   So fun!!! 



And now, it is off to visit quilt shops so they can get pics and share all about this awesome quilt!!!       And if you love this quilt just as much as I do, you guessed it . . .  Fat Quarter Shop has a Kit already listed for it.   (and that's my quilt in the picture :)    It will be a bit of a wait as the fabric won't be available until June but you can add your email to be notified when it is available.  And then you will be all set for Christmas in July!!!!  


And that is the Starlite Sampler quilt!!!!  I am just thrilled with it and can't wait to add it to my collection of Christmas quilts when it comes back someday ;)     Oh, and I had some scraps from the kit, and am planning a Christmas table runner as well . . . more on that soon.     Truly, I could just sew with Christmas fabrics all year round, they just make me smile!!!  


I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!!  

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A New WIP

 I am always so excited to start a new project. . . and I recently picked fabric for 2 versions of my new project.   And if you follow along . . . you know the only time I make 2 quilts of the same design is when I am making a new pattern!!!   Yup,  new Happy Quilting pattern in the line-up.   

I plan to make a large version from the new Songbird Fabric line by Fancy that Design House, a new designer for Moda Fabrics!!!   I mentioned when I made the Guiding Stars quilt how much I loved this line and had another project planned for it . . . well, this is the project ;)    I plan to use these 16 Beautiful Fat Quarters with the coral fabric for Pop and the white fabric for background.   I can't wait to get this all cut up and start working on it!!!


And for a baby size version, I am planning on using these adorable Kaisley Rose prints by Poppie Cotton.   I am debating between using all the prints, or just the blue and pink ones in the first 2 rows.  We will see how it all comes together :)


And I know that isn't sharing much about the new pattern, but I want to keep it a bit of a surprise.   I will give you a big hint though . . . It will use my Modified Drunkards Path Templates ;)   Oh ya, back to fun sewing with curves.   I love it and can't wait!!


These fabrics don't come out until April/May, so it will still be a little bit before I release the pattern, but it will be worth the wait, I promise.   Ohhh, I just love starting new projects!!!

Time to press and cut ;)

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!

   It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!! Let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  
The winner of the Dots and Posies Fat Quarter Bundle  from Poppie Cotton is . . .   Number # 662 . . . Congrats leslieschucker!!  I have messaged you :)  
  
      


And on to today's
Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.   Fat Quarter Shop is amazing and they never cease to amaze me with everything they have going on at their shop!!!     And did you know they have a 24 Hour Flash Sale every day with 2 Flash Sales on Tuesdays!!   And not only do they have a daily deal, they have a Fabric Basic, Pattern, and Notion of the Month!!!!     All Bella Solids are on sale and so you totally will want to stock up!!!  Also, Stash n' Store are on sale for the Notion , and the New My Favorite Color is Moda Pattern is  on sale for the Pattern.   Save 20-30% off of all of them for the whole month of February!!  So great ;) 

24 Hour Flash Sales at the Fat Quarter Shop!


And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a brand new Cider Jelly Roll by Basic Grey!!!  This line is just so pretty and would make a beautiful fall quilt!!!   

You have two entry chances here on the blog, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.   Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  


ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me if you prefer Hot Cider or Hot Chocolate?? 

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Fat Quarter Shop love.   You can follow them on   FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestYou Tube or at their Blog.  You can Sign up for their Newsletter which will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales, or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Fat Quarter Shop Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, February 16th,  when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

You can also pop over to my Instagram and/or Facebook to enter there as well :)  

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Monday, February 8, 2021

January Sew Sampler!!!

 I was just thrilled when my January Sew Sampler Box arrived.  Talk about an amazing box of quilting goodness!!!  However, I was teaching so I am just now getting to making my block and sharing it  :)   And I just have to say, if Sweater Weather looks like this, I am all for more snow!!!  As long as I get to sit inside and sew, sew, sew!!!  


I just love the beautiful colors and prints in this Cider Honey Bun.   I have been all the heart eyes about this Cider Fabric line since I first saw it, and you know I will be pairing some wonderful grunge with this!!!   Wouldn't this just make the prettiest table runner for fall!!! 


And this month's notions are so cool!!!   First off, this Magic Touch Cleaning Mat Eraser.   I will admit, I was skeptical, but I am thrilled to say my rotating cutting mat has a whole new look, it really is Magical!!!    And these Sewtites are so cool!!!  Such a good idea to use magnets when pins just won't work, brilliant!!   And finally, Cool Pins.   Those are going to be awesome for row markers that I don't have to worry about pulling out when pressing my rows!!  Such a great box of goodies!!! 


And of course, there is a new  Greatest Hits Quilt block to go with the box!!!  This is Track 10  pattern so we only have 2 more to go after this.   I can't wait to see this one come together.  Mine is all from scraps without a lot of matched prints, but I think with some fun low volume sashing and maybe so happy cornerstones it will pull together nicely.    


And just a note, if you are wanting to get in on the new year of Sew Sampler boxes you have to get in line.  There is currently a waiting list as the box subscription is full.   But hopefully the wait isn't to long.  (I have been told new spots open up each week!!!)

And that is the January Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop :) And I am already looking forward to February's arriving later this month!!!   It's the best day when my little aqua box is in the mail ;)  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day . . . Let's make this a great week!!! 
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Friday, February 5, 2021

Guiding Stars Quilt

 I am always so excited when I get to do a little secret sewing for my good friends at Moda Fabrics ;)   And when I opened the box with these gorgeous new Songbook Fabrics from brand new Moda Designer, Fancy That Design House, I just squealed!!!   I was thrilled when I first saw Moda Announce this new line, and to get to sew with it early, well that is just so exciting!!!    And now I am just thrilled to share this new Guiding Stars quilt from Lavender Lime Designs Pattern !!!

I think the thing I like most about this Songbook Fabrics line is the panels.   They are absolutely stunning, so I was thrilled that this quilt incorporates both the large and small panels.   I will say, you really have to fussy cut them one at a time as the spacing is tight, but they are so worth the effort.   Just beautiful!!!  And even though this looks pretty complex, it really goes together fast.   Just some squares, sashing, and a few stars and you are good to go!!  And it makes such a beautiful finish.  

And when it came time to quilt it, I decided on some favorites.  I combined all over echoed paisleys, swirls, and curls to make a beautiful curvy flow with awesome texture.  .I just love how it adds so much movement to all of those straight lines in the quilt.   And  good ol' 402 Pearl blended perfectly in all of these light and dark colors, it really is my favorite color thread!!!  


And I just love how this dense quilting design makes for some incredible texture.   Doesn't that just make you want to snuggle right up in this quilt and take a nap.  Someday when it comes home, It is going to be my study my scriptures curled up in front of the fireplace quilt.   Just perfect!!!  

And now, it is making it's way to quilt shops all over the US in a traveling trunk show.      And if you want to make your own Guiding Stars quilt, I noticed that Fat Quarter Shop has a Kit already listed.  The fabric won't be available until May but you can add your email to be notified when it is available.   (and guess who's quilt is in that picture ;)   This is a great quilt to get the kit as it has a whole bunch of different yardage cuts and you need extra panels.   The kit just bundles it all up nicely for you :)  


I am so happy that I got to make this beautiful Guiding Stars quilt and that I didn't have to keep it a secret for to long ;)   I loved making it and working with these gorgeous fabrics.   In fact, I loved it so much, I already have a second project planned for the scraps and a brand new pattern planned for all the prints.   More on that soon!!  


I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!!  

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